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Communicating Pain Exploring Suffering through Language, Literature and Creative Writing

Communicating Pain: Exploring Suffering through Language, Literature and Creative Writing

1st Edition

By Stephanie Potocka de Montalk
November 01, 2018

Combining critical research with memoir, essay, poetry and creative biography, this insightful volume sensitively explores the lived experience of chronic pain. Confronting the language of pain and the paradox of writing about personal pain, Communicating Pain is a personal response to the ...

A Visual History of HIV/AIDS Exploring The Face of AIDS film archive

A Visual History of HIV/AIDS: Exploring The Face of AIDS film archive

1st Edition

Edited By Elisabet Björklund, Mariah Larsson
July 26, 2018

The Face of AIDS film archive at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, consists of more than 700 hours of unedited and edited footage, shot over a period of more than thirty years and all over the world by filmmaker and journalist Staffan Hildebrand. The material documents the HIV/AIDS pandemic ...

Meaning-making Methods for Coping with Serious Illness

Meaning-making Methods for Coping with Serious Illness

1st Edition

By Fereshteh Ahmadi, Nader Ahmadi
June 14, 2018

This book provides an alternative, complementary approach to the existing conventional approaches to religious and spiritually oriented coping. By focusing on the role of culture, the authors take into account the methods employed by a vast number of people who do not directly identify themselves ...

Medicine, Health and Being Human

Medicine, Health and Being Human

1st Edition

Edited By Lesa Scholl
May 31, 2018

Medicine, Health and Being Human begins a conversation to explore how the medical has defined us: that is, the ways in which perspectives of medicine and health have affected cultural understandings of what it means to be human. With chapters that span from the early modern period through to the ...

Learning Disability and Inclusion Phobia Past, Present, Future

Learning Disability and Inclusion Phobia: Past, Present, Future

1st Edition

By C. F. Goodey
December 21, 2017

The social position of learning disabled people has shifted rapidly over the last 20 years, from long-stay institutions, first into community homes and day centres, and now to a currently emerging goal of "ordinary lives" for individuals using person-centred support and personal budgets. These ...

Person-centred Primary Care Searching for the Self

Person-centred Primary Care: Searching for the Self

1st Edition

Edited By Christopher Dowrick
November 22, 2017

Primary care, grounded in the provision of continuous comprehensive person-centred care, is of paramount importance in the delivery of accessible and effective health care around the world. The central notion of person-centred care, however, relies on often-unexamined concepts of self, or ...

Reading the Psychosomatic in Medical and Popular Culture Something. Nothing. Everything

Reading the Psychosomatic in Medical and Popular Culture: Something. Nothing. Everything

1st Edition

Edited By Carol-Ann Farkas
August 25, 2017

Pain. Chronic digestive symptoms. Poor sleep. Neuropathy. Sensory disturbances. Fatigue. Panic. Constant illness and discomfort. Frequent difficulty coping with work, school, relationships. Despite the common experience of being told that it’s all in their heads, that they’re just making ...

Bodies and Suffering Emotions and Relations of Care

Bodies and Suffering: Emotions and Relations of Care

1st Edition

By Ana Dragojlovic, Alex Broom
July 27, 2017

This book is a critical response to a range of problems – some theoretical, others empirical – that shape questions surrounding the lived experience of suffering. It explores how moral and ethical questions of personal suffering are experienced, contested, negotiated and institutionalised. Bodies ...

Suffering Narratives of Older Adults A Phenomenological Approach to Serious Illness, Chronic Pain, Recovery and Maternal Care

Suffering Narratives of Older Adults: A Phenomenological Approach to Serious Illness, Chronic Pain, Recovery and Maternal Care

1st Edition

By Mary Beth Quaranta Morrissey
February 27, 2017

In Suffering Narratives of Older Adults, Mary Beth Quaranta Morrissey turns to the traditions of phenomenology, humanistic psychology and social work to provide an in-depth exploration of the deep structure of the suffering experience. She draws upon the notion of maternal holding to develop an ...

Medical Humanities and Medical Education How the medical humanities can shape better doctors

Medical Humanities and Medical Education: How the medical humanities can shape better doctors

1st Edition

By Alan Bleakley
November 08, 2016

The field of the medical humanities is developing rapidly, however, there has also been parallel concern from sceptics that the value of medical humanities educational interventions should be open to scrutiny and evidence. Just what is the impact of medical humanities provision upon the education ...

Collaborative Arts-based Research for Social Justice

Collaborative Arts-based Research for Social Justice

1st Edition

By Victoria Foster
October 31, 2016

This book provides a thought-provoking guide to conducting collaborative arts-based research. Focusing on ways that social inquiry might be conducted with marginalised groups to promote social justice, the text offers chapters on: Telling ‘alternative’ stories through a variety of methods from ...

Medicine, Health and the Arts Approaches to the Medical Humanities

Medicine, Health and the Arts: Approaches to the Medical Humanities

1st Edition

Edited By Victoria Bates, Alan Bleakley, Sam Goodman
September 04, 2015

In recent decades, both medical humanities and medical history have emerged as rich and varied sub-disciplines. Medicine, Health and the Arts is a collection of specially commissioned essays designed to bring together different approaches to these complex fields. Written by a selection of ...

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